(COVINA, Calif.) – The Teamsters Union applauds today’s introduction of The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), by Reps. Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Velazquez (D-NY) and Clarke (D-NY). This crucial legislation, which has 130 co-sponsors, would ensure that the future of Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders is secure.
(LAS VEGAS) – The Teamsters Union and Allegiant Air reached an agreement in principle yesterday for the 34 dispatchers employed at Allegiant. This will be the first contract for the dispatchers since they voted to join the Teamsters.
(LOS ANGELES) – Drivers at KWK Trucking in Los Angeles, a contractor for DHL Express, voted 83-23 to be represented by Teamsters Local 986.
There are 108 drivers in the bargaining unit and the vote took place Thursday, Feb. 28.
(HOUSTON, Texas) – Flight simulator technicians working for Southwest Airlines voted to ratify their contract with Teamsters Local 19. The collective bargaining agreement covering the 50 technicians will be in place for the next five years.
(TOPEKA, Kan.) – Yesterday, Teamster school bus drivers went to the Kansas State Capitol to lobby on behalf of SB 38 and HB 2315, legislation that would extend unemployment insurance (UI) to school bus drivers employed by private contractors. Kansas is one of a handful of states that doesn’t allow school bus drivers employed by private contractors to collect UI during the summer months.
(NEW YORK) –– George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16, had the following statement on Amazon's announcement that it is pulling out of plans to build its second headquarters in Long Island City, NY:
(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) – Black History Month honors the sacrifices and contributions that African-Americans have made. As Teamster members, we recognize the positive impact and imprint that these contributions have made in our union and that continue to resonate in the work fulfilled by our members.
(WASHINGTON) – XPO workers denounced today’s announcement by XPO Logistics, Inc. that it will be closing its Verizon-contracted Memphis facility beginning April 15, 2019. With this closure, XPO and Verizon will walk away from a warehouse that was the subject of an Oct. 21, 2018 New York Times article that exposed pregnancy discrimination. The closure will take an estimated 400 jobs out of the Memphis community.